God bless you for showing me this website regarding the "church" of Wells.
I of course, perused it at length, and as you might know, there is recent "news" dated Jan of 2016, there is a very grievous phone video of one of the "elders" or "members" atop the spine of his being constructed home, rebuking and hollering at a dear man and his wife and child, denouncing him as "snake" and a "hypocrite"....and misusing Scripture in a most hellish way to further condemn this, what I would assume to be a Christian, man, who calmly asked him to stop haranguing his family or the man would call the sheriff.
Ever since our beloved brother Frank posted the other thread about this group, I've read and searched out writings and video's from both the "elders", and from townsfolk in Wells, as well as secular media. I've been absolutely crushed, grieved, and just broken. I am not ignorant about the dark side of man's heart, nor of the foul machinations of the accuser....regarding the "elders" of the "church" of Wells...the first portion of Scripture that popped into my soul, ESPECIALLY after watching the whole tragic "testimony" of that very broken young woman, Catherine Groves , ( which I will write about in a bit.) is this portion from Matthew chapter 18 and verses one thru five, directed at the three "elders":
"At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea."
The Holy Spirit put that in my heart, and if this three elders, TRULY, Fear God, in the light of their wickedness, THEY should be the ones quaking in witless fear, but pride and the flesh has blinded these "blind guides"...and one day, the Judgment Seat awaits....(us all)
what truly broke my heart was watching Catherine Grove give her rambling, incoherent "testimony" filmed by the "church". Obviously she is a deeply confused, troubled young woman. I have watched quite a few prisoners of war video, while in enemy hands,...talk, and she has that tenor of voice, and one can see the fear and confusion underlying, as I watched all 53 minutes of it, book-ended by these "elders" putting their hellish spin on this tragic video.
Some have opined that this situation could devolve into a "Waco", and while that is a slight possibility. given the darkened nature of their hearts, but having listened to them, they strike me as soft upper middle class white boys, deluding themselves into believing they are John the Baptizers...in short, they don't seem like the type to get gunned up...But God forbid, as the years go by, I could see them cowardly go mental, lock the themselves and the poor souls trapped in this dark hole calling itself a church, locking the doors, and LITERALLY , burning the house down, Pray God that never happen.
in my grief, I just ask "why?"
in closing, I feel the Lord preparing me for the call to speak, exhort PUBLICALLY, but ONLY, when I hear our God , clearly give the CALL...and the release, to speak and exhort in the Love of Messiah Jesus....never before, because such would be folly without the Call, as I can say I fear God, and hold Jesus in reverential Awe and passionate Love, He is my All In All, Alpha and Omega, Baruch HaShem!
when I had finished reading and watching this hellishness, a message from Ian Paisley that always speaks to the way God leads me, also came to my heart...I know I've put it up a lot, but I beg you, bear with me, as I post it again...I do believe its germane in this terrible situation:
"Fundamentalism Versus Apostasy"
your brother, neil